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Met Museum Tour for Kids with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Discover the museum through creative activities with a specialist
From US$432 privately
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Tour Details
3 hours
Product Type
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Photos & Highlights
  • Explore the collection of the Met with interactive, family-friendly activities
  • Led by a local historian or expert trained to work with children
Tour Description
Our educator-led tour of the Met for kids tour is a wonderful adventure into the ways stories can be told through art. Together, by exploring objects from collections across the museum, such as ancient Greek sculpture, Renaissance altarpieces, Medieval armor, American portraiture, or Impressionist landscapes, we will examine how artists communicate narrative throughout history in a variety of media. We’ll learn to read these narratives and discover what they can tell us about the time, place, and people connected with each work. 

Engaging, Educational Activities

Our experts, who are trained in such techniques as visual thinking strategies and have backgrounds in museum education, will engage children—from primary through middle school—in an interactive discussion of how art reflects and interprets the world around us.

Met for Kids - Tailored to your Family

As this is a private walk, the material will be tailored to the level and interests of the youngest participants. For children 12 and under we normally structure such activities as treasure hunts to find elements in paintings, or a drawing exercise to get the children engaged. For middle schoolers, the emphasis is placed on questioning the works of art and our assumptions about them. In each case, we ask that you tell us about your children's current studies and provide any comments about their learning styles you can.

Booking Instructions

We make a special group reservation for our visit to the museum, which allows you to skip the long entry lines to the museum. These reservation tickets will be added to your cart when you check out. Your guide will have your entry buttons with him/her on the day of the walk. However, due to enhanced COVID-19 safety precautions at this venue, there will be a mandatory security line that we must wait in together. 

Please note that museum memberships cannot substitute for the group reservation required by the museum. All reservation ticket sales are final and cannot be refunded. 


Is this tour wheelchair accessible? 
Yes, this tour is wheelchair accessible. 
Where You'll Start
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We were really disappointed in our tour. We were looking so much forward to this experience. Guide was very nice but you can see she is young and not extremely knowledgeable about pieces in the Met. She also did not engage my daughter in the tour end mostly spoke towards us the adults. We though this tour was for kids and therefore more engaging and fun for my daughter. She was board and uninterested. My husband and I also not super drawn to the pieces she picked or her very superficial explanation. I could have read it or taken s group tour. When we take kid tours there usually fun and have games or activities that engage children and the tour guides totally connect with them. Most guides know a lot about the pieces they pick. 450 dollars was a total rip off for us. You just don’t charge that kind of money and not send an expert and some one who’knows how to engage children and make it fun for them.
jonathan was an excellent guide who provided a unique and insider pov of the museum, its history, the characters involved, and the highlights. he is great with kids and adults and is sensitive to the audience's interest levels and can therefore pivot based on his reading of the room. the three hours flew by really quickly.
Great guide.